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in turkey as trade unions join the nationwide protest against what they called state terror by the regime. has claimed with the latest killing being blamed on the police. washington says it will send patriot missiles with f. sixteen fighters to jordan for exercises and may base them there afterwards to help of cross the border from conflicts from syria. and prosecutors move against u.s. army private bradley manning saying he knew full well that hundreds of thousands of state secrets leaked by him could fall into the wrong hands.
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on screen online international news and comments live from moscow this is r.t. with you twenty four hours a day. leading turkish trade unions representing two hundred forty thousand workers have begun a two day strike against the government it's the latest force to join the nationwide protests that have gripped the country with police brutally cracking down on demonstrations a second fatality has been confirmed the fatal shooting of a protester which some of blaming on the authorities. reports now from istanbul. twenty two year old man did die after his sustaining a head wound during the night protests in the south of turkey in the city if i'm talking of the protesters are saying the shot came apparently from a police car however this information we have to stress this hasn't been confirmed yet so we have to wait and see for at least somewhat official results whether or not this indeed was a case of severe police brutality earlier on sunday there was
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a young man also died after a car slammed into a crowd of protesters so far these are two confirmed deaths but the people on the street that we have been speaking to they're saying that they have personally seen least four or five people who are dead more than sixteen hundred people have already been injured and more than a thousand arrested there is more and more people coming out on taksim square going to get the park just in istanbul alone the number is seen creasing and most of them are really peaceful protesters and we have talked to one of the young lawyers association representatives who explained to us why people continue to flock to the streets in turkey voicing their protest of the current government groups who not only low years here are some doctors but does the organization of the community of the nation they are asking our government to resign they become a union here do to do to do illegal acts of the government now their decision is somewhat different in a different part of the city just a couple of kilometers from here in the road just as there are actually targeting
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the prime minister's office says the police are retaliating with tear gas water cannons rubber bullets plastic bullets prime minister erdogan is actually out of the country he's on a trip to morocco and speaking on monday he said that the situation in the country and turkey is calm he has also disregarded the words of the turkish president good who called off to end police brutality and is actually meeting with the representatives of the top opposition parties in turkey in order to try and solve the situation however prime minister don has said that he doesn't understand what the president says when he said. the protestors message has been heard members of the public sector also going out in protest today this ad just adds to the magnitude of protests that we are seeing there so really the protest movement in turkey does look like it's only gaining momentum. human rights groups and some foreign officials including the u.s. secretary of state have condemned the excessive use of force by turkish police
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because his deputy prime minister claims tear gas and other means of crowd control not only being used in self defense but protesters and images from the scene paint a different picture this photo that has now become a symbol of the protest shows an unarmed woman being pepper sprayed in the face in istanbul witnesses say the police are increasingly resorting to force without any provocation water cannons and tear gas are being used on crowds in several cities which some describe as war zones bystanders clearly women and children are often caught in the crossfire police officers also be used have tried to mask their identity this photo apparently shows personal numbers on police helmets being obscured or covered up or turkish professor craig challenged can was one of those tear gas by police and says peaceful protesters be met with ballance for no reason . turkish people. in other cities should. all get. peace. yes when they
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don't want to return to the people people are shouting in the streets that they don't want to see. the government say no we're going to go along. with the park sunday gets them and sixteen million dollars on which a boy changes what people are doing trying to do needs to put the tree in the public. show the government. giving fifty percent of the people. that the guns are generally fleeing. professor for the demand has been gauging opinion on the streets and says the people are defending their freedoms from an authoritarian regime stumbles the first day of the protests had only twenty people in tax him and he today face post more sales than the next day and attorney people became three hundred people on the next day it was three thousand and now they're down so thousands of people are protesting. probably would be for the government to
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step back and look what did demands of protesters are and act accordingly but i'm afraid there are no signs that they are drawing government will taking a side step the brother issue that protesters are bringing up and this is again it was brewing for the last three years is the increase in the two italian ism and top down management of his government that he seemed to have at least makes this issue state effect alive so i mean you saw people in this country and he thinks that majority rule means that the majority becomes a dictator of the country so i'm hopeful that this actually protests are good signs for to extreme ocracy. signed it just a couple blocks away from the presidential palace people can go out and express their opinions i was talked to several protesters today many of them are first time protesters they have never participated in a political organization i met affiliated with any any group or organization but still they're on the streets and protesting because they feel that their life style of wife and their culture and traditions are under attack by dave.
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the u.s. says it will send patriot missiles and f. sixteen fighter jets to jordan if issue reason is to use the weapons in military drills and counter possible threats posed by the region conflicts in neighboring syria the patriot batteries are designed to intercept missiles but could also be employed to enforce a no fly zone. looks at what's behind a move washington insists is only aimed at helping and. well it's certainly not really about jordan what we do know is that the deployment of a patriot missile battery and if sixteen fighter jets to jordan comes amid escalating international tension over the syrian conflict what the u.s. is saying is that the weapons are meant to be part of a military drill but it has said that they could remain in jordan afterwards to
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counter the threat posed by the syrian civil war now this comes several months since nato deployed patriot missile batteries in turkey along its one of our border there with syria and although the batteries are designed to intercept scud missiles they could potentially be employed to enforce a no fly zone and certainly this is the indication from recent reports that say that the white house has asked the pentagon to draw up plans for a no fly zone inside syria that would be enforced by the united states and other countries such as science and britain the latest move by syria is being seen as a bid to challenge the european union powers who recently lifted the arms embargo on the syrian rebels. and the russian foreign ministry says it's against placing heavy weaponry nations neighboring syria the arms issue came up during the russia you summit in the your rules which again call for both sides to start. the details . at the press conference during the russia e.u.
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summit. particularly stressed that russia has never violated any international regulations on supplying weapons in the syrian he said that the issue of the s three hundred which has been actively debated over the past several weeks is not serious at all because the contract on supplying syria with these complexes was signed years ago and it has not been yet fulfilled according to and whether this means that the s three hundred have not been in fact delivered to syria is of course of course this remains to be seen but he stressed that delivering any weapons to any side at this moment of time would destabilize the situation in the region and any attempts to find a peaceful solution to the syrian bloodshed both sides have regenerated the things we have heard before over the last month that this conference which would see the members of the syrian government and the opposition at the same negotiation table
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is very much anticipated by the international community. cited the lack of unity within the syrian opposition as the main reason for the lack of any positive coming from the syrian rebels in fact there are so many groups within the syrian opposition some of which are considered to be terrorist organizations across the atlantic that came up with a particular strong remark he said that he saw in the media of some members of the syrian rebels eating. their dead enemies that he would not want to see people like that at the negotiation table in geneva it is really hard to say whether this summit has brought us anywhere closer to the actual conference over there's no set date so far but we do know that russia and the e.u. are sharing a common ground on syria that this conference is the last resort to find any kind of peaceful solution to the syrian conflict. a court martial is underway in germany
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. as two british troops confessed to abusing afghan civilians we bring you the details in just a couple of minutes from now. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all
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here on. reporting from the world talks seventy ip interviews intriguing story are you. trying. to find out more visit our big. american army private bradley manning is now on trial for feeding government secrets to wiki leaks and could end up spending a lifetime in prison because of it the prosecution suggested the twenty five year old had close ties with the editor of the whistle blowing web site something that could backfire on both many and a sound as the case progresses what is under blake has the story. private bradley manning twenty five year old army intelligence officer is accused of giving military files to the website wiki leaks in turn aiding the enemy according to military prosecutors though those prosecutors said that when private manning
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uploaded files the anti-secrecy website wiki leaks he did so with the intent to harm. or to protect now supporters of manning gather here to a rally in support of the soldier move that they deem a robot whistleblower but prosecutors painted a much different picture by the end when army prosecutors delivered their opening remarks they said that private manning was someone who knowingly and willingly went to wiki leaks with the purpose of bringing harm to the united states now something that was very very significant that we saw here after three years of waiting for the court martial finally get underway was that prosecutors really tried to bring a connection between private manning and julian assange the publisher of wiki leaks now asuncion his attorney michael ratner and have spoken at length for years now about how this trial the trial against the american soldier is going to be used to bring charges against wiki internal assad to be executed u.s. and perhaps even sentenced to die so the way things wrap up here and perhaps twelve
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weeks time is going to really play an important part in deciding how the u.s. goes against wiki leaks and in the last couple of weeks we've actually seen all more and more examples lately of u.s. prosecutors going against journalists and other news agencies for so-called leaks defense attorney for private manning portrayed him as a hero david bloom's hopes that the u.s. government will realize that this is a person who had no intent on aiding the enemy and simply wanted to expose crimes that he thinks the world has better from. our extensive coverage of the trial in fort meade has resulted in the website being down for alice after being attacked by a hacker group who's responsible say they did it to protest against both money and the songs we. it referred to a cyber terrorism trade as in august last year the same organization carried out a similar attack around the time when journalists launched his own interview show here on r.t. . on manning exposed scores of government secrets the most
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contentious of which was the so-called collateral murder footage depicting u.s. soldiers attacking iraq in civilians and journalists but there are many more shocking revelations which manning brought into daylight the documents exposed operations at the the tourist baghdad detention facility in afghanistan they reveal prisoner numbers and transfers at the site which is seen allegations of widespread torture or descriptions of unreported friendly fire incidents between coalition and afghan forces now these leaks also showed fifteen thousand more civilians died in iraq than previously thought and activists said they make up to eighty percent of all deaths and they revealed that people not deemed a threat were held and tortured at guantanamo bay to extract intelligence despite the u.s. claiming the prisons only for dangerous militants peace activist david swanson maintains none of these revelations have put civilians or troops at risk. this is
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an unprecedented legal case being brought by the government arguing that making secrets public through the media in dangers the united states people by aiding the enemy that is if you make something public any whistleblower any media outlet any were reporter or journalist because some enemy can get ahold of public information you have aided the enemy and they will they will bring evidence that osama bin laden had in his possession information that came out through bradley manning's leak they will not as far as anyone knows present any evidence that any harm resulted from this to any civilian or soldier in stark contrast to the harm being brought upon so many civilians and soldiers by the u.s. government's actions that this pushback against bradley manning helped end the occupation of iraq which was a great harm to the u.s.
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people as well as to the people of iraq i think that he should be awarded the nobel peace prize there's many nobel dot org to do that he's one of the nominees he actually deserves that he actually qualifies under alfred nobel's will. be and so i don't think that whistleblowing should be punished you know to nations torture repertory one min they spend months inspecting many detention conditions and said the treatment that he underwent was unjustified. that would include. certainly engage the united states government. to help me understand why he would be held in solitary confinement first in iraq and then in the quantico marine corps base if you're watching the explanation at all given for the first eight months i considered insufficient i issued a report that i submitted with the rights council of the united nations and. that
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is eight months of solitary confinement was unjustified he was warm and. it was the regulations of the military. court martial proceedings and that it had to do with the gravity of the charges against it seems to me that before someone is found guilty. to lie. on a screen. and only because the charges are seen to. me or they. are but they did not explain what kind of harm would we do then. you can always log on to r.t. dot com to catch up with many stories that we're covering online in the moment and his what's waiting for you at the moment should you log on right now footage from a drone shows the unmanned aircraft passing just meters under the wing of a one hundred passengers nine years ago.
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would you like a copy of your pet one south korean cloning company is offering a seventy percent discount for those who can't let go of their furry friends find this so much more. british soldiers have admitted abusing afghan civilians to a court martial in germany both men have been granted an unlimited to keep their families safe on the surface the details. a court martial taking place in regards to incidents that took place in helmand province in afghanistan between the sixteenth of october two thousand and eleven and the sixth of january two thousand and twelve now three men appearing at that court martial two soldiers admitting abusing afghan civilians now one soldier a former army private referred to in court as a soldier x. admitted indecent conduct towards a child the second soldier still
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a serving lance corporal referred to in court a soldier why admitted racially abusing a man was seen as serving in afghanistan now a third man also appeared at that court martial the patrol officer who was cleared of failing in his duty to deal with the offenses all the men have been granted anonymity said for their own protection there are fears that they named the nature of these incidents their family's lives would be put at risk certainly again kiki's amounts of anger over this of course you've got the british forces with touring from afghanistan next year and we spoken to the ministry of defense here in the u.k. and they told us they're not going to comment on this until sentencing takes place but as we said the nature of these incidents and these revelations the admissions of guilt only going to add really the general public's need of pessimism surrounding the afghanistan mission. time now for some other international news in
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brief an egyptian court has sentenced three people to up to five years in prison for working at registered n.g.o.s in the country and illegally obtaining foreign firms the longest terms were handed to twenty seven foreigners tried in absentia the year long trial cause a rift between car and washington which is threat to cut off its multimillion dollar economic aid to egypt. central europe is suffering the worst flooding in almost a decade which is killed nine people and left a number missing around ten thousand people have fled the disaster zones after days of heavy rains troops have been deployed and they were set up to help erect a protective barrier that the czech republic declared a nationwide state of emergency as its rivers threaten to burst their banks cities in the eastern germany remain on high alert dresden is preparing for water levels five meters higher than normal. u.s. federal prosecutors have shut down digital payment system liberal reserve sparking
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fears the growing side the currency known as bitcoin could be next. looks at the implications. in the wake of the investigation into the lives he was of bitcoin is now in the fire the knowledge of six change of the digital currency is now requiring all accounts to be verified as the u.s. pulse pressure on the coin so to get more insight into all of this i'm now joined by christopher hall from the institute of a much you mark is highlighting a crisp ok tell me do you think that this demonstrates that the u.s. so threatens as bad as the u.s. economy economy will no longer have the current say do you feel that's a threat going on here as well i think that the federal reserve isn't threatened so much by the loss of the dollar is the reason your current state because of. not going to bring down the dollar i think they're more worried about alternatives to the u.s. dollar being out there and that kind of undercutting u.s.
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monetary policy actually taking away the anonymity of a quite removed one of the argument that governments have again been right but do you think that the whole point the people guys who was a bit coin is because the trust of of global central banks is getting is dwindling i would agree with that it's our early i don't think there is a local central bank actually coming out and saying we have a policy that is going to make your money worth less so we are looking for these other channels that work well or not i may just take you further off the grid but i don't think it's the only reason that people are attracted to wind in these other. things we really kind of started only just begun to tinker and experiment with the limit so this kind of free banking of alternative currency they're going to be more sophisticated they're going to be different than baseline and they're going to be better and tougher to get into. people in britain face queuing. for
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medical treatment. patients will have to wait increasingly more for treatment if they can get at the toll it comes as the government tries to push through twenty billion pounds in so-called efficiency savings or has this report it's a system unlike any other one of the world's largest publicly funded health services but britain's n.h.s. is facing growing problems austerity means cuts to vital services at a time when demand for their services is that an all time high perhaps more concerning for many is a raft of scandals regarding substandard care at n.h.s. hospitals around the country february saw the publication of the francis report which looked into failings of care at the mid staffordshire hospital near birmingham where over one thousand people may have died needlessly as a result of patient neglect the outgoing head of the n.h.s. who presided over the scandal has even been dubbed the man with no shame and
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there's been accusations of failings of care at all the hospitals around the country gary walker is the former chief executive of the united lincolnshire hospitals trust he lost his job after trying to alert his bosses to the fact that patients were risk gary you tried to tell your bosses what was happening what went wrong at the hospital where you were working back in two thousand and nine like today we had hospitals that were. we had something like ninety nine percent occupancies and we said well in that situation with so many patients we couldn't deliver the targets anymore the response back was well you need to deliver the targets whatever the demand and if you can't do it we'll get rid of you and anybody else who says the same at the very beginning it's about politicians'. targets to be delivered and it's about civil servants doing whatever it takes to do that now you say you was silenced why all of silence because i raised concerns with david nicholson the head of the n.h.s. raised concerns with senior people in the department of health and all of. that
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information never to become public we've got more cuts on the way what's the future of the n.h.s. can be a national service get over this i think unless you go on a study you can't convince people why there needs to be savings in cuts i mean we know that there needs to be twenty billion pounds saved in the n.h.s. now that's twenty percent of the budget so that means you know one in five hospitals potentially need to close so i think what's happening is this is a slight revolution where the weather stuff are getting up in large numbers and saying we just xander vigils anymore and satyrs you now have got too many people raising concerns you need to do something kerry welcome any thanks for your comment a new report out from the british medical journal says that patients are more likely to die if they have operations and at the end of the week. odyssey london. the most of global finance are finding it hard to prop up the idea that austerity is the answer to the world's economic doldrums mexico is
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welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser forget keynesianism or austrian school the only economic theory today is potemkin ism according to wikipedia the phrase potemkin village was originally used to describe a fake village built only to impress the phrase of values typically in politics and economics to describe any construction a literal or figurative built soley to deceive others into thinking that some situation is better than it really is potemkin is policies include quantitative easing interest rate cutting market appeasing boondoggle building help to buy schemes georgia. hello stacey thanks actually in honor of this theme for our episode i introduce a potemkin son because of course now in london there is no such thing as sunshine it's always gloom and doom very nice there are people watching the show this is what sun looks like it happens every fortnight you know every five or six months the pair in london.


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